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May 2019

Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimsley High School, 801 Josephine Boyd Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! When it opened in 1929, on Westover Terrace, the Greensboro Senior High School was heralded as the city's $1,000,000 high school. Built at the culmination of a wave of school construction across the city that represented community commitment to education, the new high school was the most expensive asset in the city's school building program of the late 1920s. In 1962, after the expanding city constructed additional high schools, the school's name was changed to Grimsley to memorialize…

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Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Lindley Park

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Preservation Greensboro’s Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders on the weekend of May 18-19, 2019. The tour will highlight early twentieth century architecture and home design. “Lindley Park stands among Greensboro’s classic park-centered neighborhoods,” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, “its winding streets, sidewalks, parks, and…

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Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bennett College, 900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has been one of Greensboro's most significant black institutions. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major reorganization in 1926, it phased out its coeducational secondary school program and became a four-year women’s college. It remains one of only two black women's…

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Walking Tour of Greensboro College Campus

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greensboro College, 815 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! The initial settlement of College Hill was centered around Greensboro Female College. In 1837 the trustees of the fledgling school purchased 211 acres of land south of Market and west of Cedar streets, and forty acres were reserved for the campus, the remainder to be sold to cover the costs of acquiring the entire tract. In 1838, following action by the state legislature, the Greensboro Female College (since 1920 Greensboro College) became the first chartered women's college in…

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June 2019

Detroit Pop Up Trip

June 7 - June 9
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Perhaps you heard that Detroit has begun a remarkable rebound, but you can’t fully understand the scope and scale of revitalization efforts in the Motor City…unless you visit! For a generation, Detroit has been the tagline for commentary on the ills of urban America. As cities like New York, Cleveland, and Buffalo have achieved revitalization their city centers, Detroit seemed left behind…until now. Within sixteen months of emerging from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, partnerships between city and state government,…

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September 2019

The Architecture of England

September 10 - September 17
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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England is an obvious travel destination for preservationists. From Inigo Jones to Sir John Soane to Norman Foster, the British are passionate about the romance of historic architecture. Here in North Carolina, our affection for British architecture goes deeper. In Greensboro, several of our most historic sites reflect English themes. Our magnificent Julian Price Designer Showhouse in April 2018 was held in a stately Tudor Manorhouse, replete with half-timberwork, herringbone brickwork, and sturdy towers. In June 2018 we enjoyed the Miramichi…

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Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locally-made goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro is a 25-year old non-profit initiative of Preservation Greensboro. Our volunteer crew salvages vintage materials from buildings that are being knocked down or renovated  and recycles those items back into Greensboro’s creative community. We specialize in historic mantels, windows, light fixtures, doors, moldings, heart…

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February 2020

Preservation Greensboro’s 54th Annual Meeting

February 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us to learn more about the state of historic preservation in Greensboro! This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include the presentation of Preservation Awards.In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs. Our speaker for the evening will be selected to provide new insights and energy for Greensboro's active preservation movement.. Help us celebrate 54 years of preservation work and advocacy in Greensboro! Please consider joining us as…

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